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Dec 9, 2012 7:00am EST
information on this and other cities on the local content vehicles to work, go to >> booktv is on facebook. like us to interact with booktv guests and viewers. watch videos and get up-to-date information on events. >> rachel cox, who was robbie cox? >> robbie cox is my deceased uncle who made the decision in june of 1941, six months before pearl harbor brought america into world war ii, he made the decision that he wanted to fight the war against fascism, and went to england and enlisted as an officer candidate with the british army. he took with him for friends, another man who was a student at harvard, and three other guys who who had recently graduated and were doing what they could to help the cause of freedom and liberty against the forces of nazi fascism speaks that he was studying at harvard at the time. what was he studying and what was his life projector at that point? >> well, he, like his four brothers had grown up in new jersey and vermont where his family had had property for quite, several generations. he went to
Dec 22, 2012 6:00pm EST
that, but she said, 'well, yes, it's true. now that's that. let's go on.' c-span: the picture in the book of you when you were 16 years old, if i read it right, you went to stanford that year. >> guest: i did, yes. c-span: and graduated from law school by the time you were--what?--20? >> guest: i was--no, i was close to 22 when i was... c-span: twenty-two? >> guest:...out of law school. c-span: how--how long did it take you to get out of stanford? >> guest: well, i finished my major in three years, but i needed some additional credits to count for the undergraduate degree. and i applied to the law school for early admission at the law school, and to my great surprise, they took me. so my first year of law school counted as credits for my undergraduate degree, and so then i had two additional years of law school. c-span: what were you like when you were 16? >> guest: ignorant and naive. c-span: about what? >> guest: well, about what life for a woman lawyer might be like, for one thing. it never occurred to me that there weren't women lawyers out there and that it might be hard
Dec 10, 2012 8:00am EST
content vehicles tour, go to >> you been watching booktv, 48 hours of book programming beginning saturday morning at 8 eastern through monday morning at 8 eastern. nonfiction books all weekend, every weekend right here on c-span2. >> coming up, "the communicators" with former fcc chairman michael powell. he's now head of the national cable and telecommunications association on the future of television. then white house economic adviser gene sperling and republican senator rob portman on deficit reduction and avoiding the so-called fiscal cliff. after that we're live with a discussion on the ha tee know vote -- latino vote in the 2012 presidential election and the prospects for changes to immigration policy. and later, the senate's back at 2 p.m. eastern for general speeches. later in the day members resume debate on a bill to temporarily extend the transaction account guarantee or t.a.d. program that provides limited insurance coverage for noninterest-bearing transaction accounts. a procedural vote on the measure is expected at 5:30 eastern. >> host: well, o
Dec 29, 2012 6:00pm EST
for us. reagan sold the book. c-span: go back to 1996 again. you wrote mrs... . >> guest: mrs. reagan. c-span: ...reagan a letter. have you met her, by the way? >> guest: only a couple of times. i've met her--i met her soon thereafter, and--but not many times, no. c-span: did you interview her? i mean, she's interviewed for the book. >> guest: she was interviewed. martin anderson conducted that interview for the book. and--and that was--it was the great confirmation of--of what we'd been finding in the archives. we thought it was important to interview those who were around reagan in the '70s, and so she was one of the most important people. c-span: so you're at the reagan library, simi valley; who brings the boxes to you? how's that work? >> guest: the archivist. have you ever been there? c-span: yes. yeah. >> guest: ok. the archivist brings them out. and they're private papers so they're--they're handled a bit differently than the other papers at the library that--you know, that are open to the public, but--and i just would sit there and go through them. c-span: where were you located in th
Dec 1, 2012 6:00pm EST
, was able to ultimately defeat them. c-span: what do you find if you go back to that spot, the little bighorn, in montana today? is there anything there? >> guest: yes, it's part of a national park system. fairly recently, back in 1993, it had its name changed from the custer battlefield to the little bighorn battlefield as a way of including the indian participants who had been excluded from the idea of the battlefield up to that time. but you do find it's not a commercialized site in the way many places are, but it certainly gets the huge number of visitors, usually over a quarter of a million, every year. c-span: where can you find a custer memorial in this country? -- because i know you wrote about a bunch of them in here. where are the prominent ones? >> guest: certainly the equestrian statue of custer in his hometown of monroe, michigan, would be one of the most prominent. he's buried at west point, has a gravestone there. there is a forest named after him, a county, a high school, a city. there are many memorials of custer that keep his name alive c-span: when did you first get
Dec 8, 2012 9:00pm EST
on the local content vehicle's tour go to >>> so arthur goes on trial in december of 18 pay. -- 35 he is egger to win a conviction. by this time mrs. thorton is going forward and come to the defense of her alleged assail i can't and says in the trial at arthur never lifted the ax she never believed he intended to hurt her she felt safe in his presence. he was just -- and she wanted the it to go away. and he did this and this and managed to get ore people to override the testimony. so arthur is convicted. there's only one punishment for that which is the death penalty. and so arthur bowen goes on to death row, and? january of 1836, is sentenced to death. and with the clock ticking, mrs. thorton does something even more -- it was amazing snuff enough she had testified on arthur's behalf on criminal trial. she starts out recruiting her friends in high society and she was very prominent woman. many prominent friend, easy access to the leadership of the country. she weptd to the vice president van buren and said use your good officings with the president jackson, tell h
Dec 29, 2012 6:00am EST
2013 competition. the deadline is january 13. for more information, go to c- >> today, we will continue looking at this book with negotiations and how americans across the income spectrum will be affected. >> everyone knows we have been to the white house. we have had constrictive meetings. we hope that something positive will come from that. the republican leader and i and their staffs are working to see what we can come up with. we should not take a long time to do that. i think it would be in everyone's interest if we were not in session tomorrow. it is my plan to come in at 1:00. we have an hour in our previous agreement that we have as an hour of debate on that. we would have a vote. >> what day? >> we have another vote this set up on -- that is simple majority. what you're talking about sunday, right? >> yes. we would have the votes just after 2:00. for us, we will have another caucus following that. hopefully, by that time, we will have made a determination on whether we can do something on the floor in addition to what i just talked about. i do think we need that t
Dec 10, 2012 1:00am EST
to here's a look at books being published this week.
Dec 12, 2012 7:30am EST
night -- sunday night on c-span. for more information go to click on c-span series for prime minister's question. plus links to international news media and legislatures around the world. you can watch recent video including programs deal with other international issues. you're watching c-span2 with politics and public affairs, we casey jennings live coverage of the u.s. senate. on weeknights watched key public policy defense. every weekend the latest nonfiction authors and books on booktv. you can see past programs, get our schedules at our website, and you can join in the conversation on social media sites. >> twenty-five years ago the u.s. and the soviet union signed a treaty which removed thousands of nuclear missiles from europe. former reagan administration officials talk about the negotiations that led to the intermediate nuclear forces treaty. at this event hosted by the american foreign service association, it's an hour 20 minutes. >> okay. i think we're ready to go. i would invite everyone to take their seats. i'd like to wish all a very good morning. i'm susan john
Dec 15, 2012 6:00pm EST
of any biography that's going to come to life, was just extremely difficult for me to get to know c-span: where were you living when you started to get to know him, and how did you get to know him? >> guest: i was living in new york, and i stayed there the whole time. his life is very much involved, engaged in the history of new york. he lived both in new york and in london, and i went to england many times to do research. but many times to do research. but i stayed basically in new york the whole time. i got to know him primarily through archival material. he died in 1913, so there were a couple of people still alive that i could talk to, and i'll come back to that in a minute. but mostly, it was through letters and diaries. and the morgan library in new york turned out to have a basement full of uncataloged papers, which was really what got me going on this project, 'cause it was just a biographer's dream, all this material that had not really been looked at before. so i was reading his grandfather's diaries for 30 years, his son's letters home, he had two wives, one died young and th
Dec 20, 2012 7:00am EST
are about adn the rules surrounding those votes. you could go to to read this article. the other issue in washington is of course the gun laws. here is an article from "the new york times." here is a picture of chad knox in ohio. just a little bit from this article -- we want to spend this first section of the "washington journal" asking gun owners only to call in and whether or not they think any of the gun laws should be changed. you can see the phone numbers on your screen. you can also contact us by social media as well. please identify yourself as a gun owner. you can make a comment on facebook page. or send an e-mail. a little bit more from this "new york times" article -- that is in "the new york times" this morning. from "the washington post" -- that is an "the washington post." gun owners only we want to hear thinkwhether or not use iyou gun laws should be changed. caller: i do not think gun laws should be changed. in new york, we are in a quandary still with the assault weapons ban. as a citizen in new york, assault weapons did not drop in new york. they still have thei
Dec 9, 2012 12:00am EST
vehicles tour go to >> now on booktv robert sullivan presents a history of the american revolution with a focus on the middle colony, new york, new jersey and portions of pennsylvania. it also recalls the importance of the region during the war and visit several sites to document their historical significance and view the landscape today. from washington's crossing of the delaware to the battle of her clan. it's about an hour, 15. [applause] >> the subtitle of this book is an old irishman not being funny, so it's a great honor to introduce the author and my friend, robert sullivan. i have known two geniuses in my life. one is dead and the other robert sullivan is alive although that robert sullivan is not the robert sullivan who is with us this evening. not exactly, but more about that in a moment. first this robert sullivan is the author of seven extraordinary books, meadowlands, the whale hunt, how do not to get rich, rats, cross-country, the thoreau you don't know and the one that brings us here to delancey st., "my american revolution." in my humble o
Dec 17, 2012 1:25am EST
, and beyond integrity. a quick fact before i introduce the chapter. before i get going, thank you, c-span for coming out and covering this. you guys are awesome. [applause] more programming like this, a little less council on foreign relations and bull shit. [laughter] i'm going to read citizens divided, people are now corporations. before i get started, a quick fact, every chapter has a fact and campaign promise, and this fact is exxon and walmart are now the largest people in the united states. the average american is catching up. [laughter] okay. citizens divided. people are now corporations. there has been much to do about the citizens united decision by the u.s. supreme court, poorly summarized by the chilling line you expect to find in a charleston hetton film, corporations are people. citizens united allows businesses to stop putting politicians on lay away at the congressmen outright store and purchase them outright at the bed, bath, and beyond integrity around the corner. they are turning businesses into people overnight is the 10% increase in the u.s. population, a citizenry ree
Dec 8, 2012 2:45pm EST
on the local content vehicle's for go to with a month left in 2012 many publications are putting together a third year end list of notable books. booktv will feature several of these lists focusing on nonfiction elections. these nonfiction titles were included in the new york times 100 notable books of 2012. and barack obama:the story david maraniss, associate editor of the washington post present a history of president barack obama's family. charles murray of the american enterprise institute argues a growing divide between the upper and lower class goes beyond economics differences in coming apart:the state of white america 1960-2010. in victory, the triumphant game revolution, linda hirschman presenting history of the gay-rights movement. david nassau chronicles the life and career of the father of the kennedy political dynasty in the patriarch, remarkable life and turbulent times of joseph kennedy. history professor at duke university examined haiti from its founding to today in haiti:the aftershock of history. for an extended list of links to publications, 2012 n
Dec 18, 2012 6:00am EST
day new as opposed to the presidential>> we go to the c-span website. there is a lesson plan available. >> they are wonderful. they fit perfectly into my ap curriculum. recently they have started doing bell ringer clips, so they are really brief clips you can show to spark conversation t concept epept ep government, and we senior fellows have also come up with a web site called classroom deliberations in which we have clips and newspaper articles about controversial issues and provide both sides unfiltered information, and it shows all points of view, so it allows the students to learn what they can and become minds. >> in using these videos, a dozen reinforce the discussion plans you bring into the classroom? we are talking about something that happened well over 200 years ago, and we have seen the with these videos. happening? >> in 2008 it was arizona and in the state capital, and i use pennsylvania as an example. i look forward to using 2012. how it worked until i was able to use these videos. in state capitals throughout the country. it was interesting the clip through pennsylvani
Dec 19, 2012 7:30am EST
information go to and click on c-span series for prime minister's questions plus links to international news media and legislatures around the world. you can watch recent video including programs dealing with other international issues. >> in a few moments tributes to the late senator daniel inouye of hawaii. in and our defense secretary leon panetta at the national press club on defense policy and spending. the senate is in session at 9:30 eastern. members will continue consideration of a bill that will help the victims of hurricane sandy. the senate banking subcommittee on financial institutions is holding a hearing this morning on consumer credit reports. witnesses will include representative of the consumer protection bureau, about oversight of the credit reporting market. you can see that live on c-span3 and noon eastern. >> one of the things that did surprise me a little, i didn't conduct a nationwide survey but among people with long guns that i talked with high found very often the reaction, your way of thinking before and after you get a gun is very different.
Dec 17, 2012 8:30pm EST
invaded germany in 1941 and a font back against the germans and they kept going to berlin. c-span: defines stalinism. >> guest: stalinism was a developed system as i say in it was a system of complete control. the stalinist state believed he could control everything. he could control not only politics and not only economics but it could control social life and it could control civic life. it could control sports clubs and chess clubs. in the stalinist system, there were no independent institutions of any kind and no independent voices of any kind were allowed to speak. all the economy was under state control and all of society was. and there was a cultural aspect. the arts were under stalinist control and there was also it cult of stalin's portraits that hung everywhere. all of society was organized around his name and his image. c-span: i grew up in a small town in indiana and one of the main streets in my neighborhood was chris's street. it's not the way you pronounce it but you talk about radio causes in here. we never knew what causes was. >> guest: he was a hungarian hero of 1948, of
Dec 30, 2012 7:00am EST
's go to charles on a republican line from maryland. good morning. caller: i have been listening to c-span radio for a while. i did 11 years in prison. i did not start learning about politics until after 9/11. i learned a lot about it because i did not know anything about politics. host: what would you tell members of congress today as they are debating this final deal? caller: i would tell them that i think is funny how the government is occurring, as the lady said at the beginning of the show, over other people's money. who gives the government, democrats and liberals, obama, or anybody who has the right to decide when another american is wealthy? in the constitution, it is said that we have the ability to pursue life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. all this bickering is restricting and punishing achievement. i make next to nothing because of my past. i did my time. i do not care what they do. personally, i hope nothing happens, because i know the game. right before the deadline hits, they will pass something. i have been watching this for enough years to see that they will pass
Dec 18, 2012 7:00am EST
at and go to our video library. monica, you're up next. caller: good morning. so happy to be able to comment on this really important issue. i have a mentally elson that i have struggled with all sorts of things, trying to get him some treatment and trying to make sure something like this that is happening in connecticut doesn't happen here. and it's so frustrating. and when you find them, the waiting list is months long, and it is. it's frustrating, it's terrifying. i haven't slept much the last few days because i just keep thinking it could happen here and how can i deal with that? host: monica, do you have health insurance? caller: i have some through my husband's employer. it doesn't cover my son. he has medicaid and the resources are almost nonexistent. host: what do you mean by that? the state doesn't provide much? caller: no. there aren't many providers and when you can find them, the weight lists are months long to get in to see anybody. host: what does medicaid cover for mental health? caller: well, you can see a psychiatrist if you can find one. that's taking
Dec 3, 2012 8:00pm EST
: looking at specific aspects of what is at stake with these social -- the so-called fiscal cliff. go to fr a clearing house of stories about it. speaker john vader was talking about negotiations yesterday. let's talk about where he sees things. [video clip] >> the president's idea of a negotiation is to roll over and your guy asked. we need to find common ground and we need to find it quickly. >> again, because you kind of did not answer it the first time, what are the chances that we will go over the cliff? >> there is clearly a chance but let me tell you, i might be an easy guy to get along with. in ausly, i've worked bipartisan way on a number of agreements. but i am determined to solve our debt problem. and we have a serious spending problem and is going to be dealt with. >> and if the white house is unwilling to deal with it, are you prepared to -- >> we are going to deal with america's debt problem. >> and if they do it in a way that is unacceptable to you? >> we are going to deal with it. we are not going to kick the can down the road anymore. >> so if id -- if h
Dec 8, 2012 12:00pm EST
content vehicles for go to >> you are watching booktv on c-span2. here is our prime time lineup for tonight. beginning at 7:00 eastern william silver and former federal reserve chairman paul volcker discuss paul volcker's life and career. at 9:00 julius kaplan describes circumnavigation. her book is round about the earth. at 10:00 p.m. eastern we conclude tonight's prime-time programming with our weekly afterwards program. dr. marty makary discusses health care reform with richard davis of memorial hospital. visit on the television schedule. >> with a month left in 2012 many replications of putting together the list of notable books. booktv features several lists focusing on nonfiction selections. nonfiction titles were included in foreign policy magazine's must read books. in breakout nation, in pursuit of the next economic miracles, the head of emerging markets at morgan stanley reports on growing economies and a shifting global economic power. senator rand paul of kentucky argues against what he deems far reaching government regulations in governm
Dec 9, 2012 9:00am EST
cities go to / local content. >> with a month left in 2012 many publications are putting together their year-end list of notable books. book tv will feature several of these lists focusing on nonfiction. these and nonfiction titles or include in foreign policy magazine. in breakout nations in pursuit of the next economic miracles, head of emerging markets and morgan stanley reports on growing economies and a shifting global economic power. senator rand paul argues against what he deems are far reaching government regulations in government bullies, however day americans are being harassed, abuse, and imprisoned by the feds in the new religious intolerance, overcoming the politics of fear and an anxious age. law and ethics professor at the university of chicago presents reports on how to promote religious freedoms. novelist and poet and author of things fall apart provides a firsthand account of the nigerian civil war from 1967- 1970 in there was a country, a personal history. in the world america made him a senior fellow at the brookings institution opines on what the worl
Dec 9, 2012 2:00pm EST
love her. >> for more information on this and other cities on the local content vehicle's tour, go to >> now, james gustave speth argues that building a democratic and ec lookically-sustainable economic system will bring about a new wave of prosperity. this program is about an hour, 40. [applause] >> thank you, john, and thank all of you for braving the weather and coming out, and thanks especially to the co-sponsors who joined ips in this and the afl-cio for making in the room available. it's wonderful to see so many people here and so many old friends here. so thank you all very much. i will try to not talk for too long. i have my watch. i didn't have it one time when i was speaking at yale, and i'm delighted to see some of my students from yale here, and i ran over real badly, and i apologized for not having my watch and letting things get out of hand, and students said, that east okay, dean speth, there's a calendar on the wall behind you. [laughter] it's good to be here, also, on the first anniversary of occupy wall street, a momentous event. i want to tell you
Dec 11, 2012 8:00pm EST
buy fiscal cliff talks by going to and clicking on the link. -- you can read more about the fiscal cliff talks by going to and clicking on the link. we will year from representative john larson on the fiscal cliff negotiations. after that, we will hear from stephen ohlemacher. you can see "washington journal" everyday life at 7 p.m. -- 7 a.m. eastern here on c-span. coming up next on c-span, the in going an upcoming german discusses what they want to see and a and budget deal. then david walker and rudy penner discuss the fiscal cliff negotiations. later, a discussion on the potential impacts of the negotiations and state budgets. >> the white house was very controversial, as most americans were. they designed washington city. there was competition. he designed a design for a palace. it was not particularly awe- inspiring. in fact, a european diplomat told congress it was neither large or awe-inspiring. but the answer the congressman gave was the building serves its purpose. it is larger and more elegant. photo mer new york times bodh critic on the white house
Dec 18, 2012 12:00pm EST
of those this afternoon. also, you can find out more about his life by going to c-span's video library. go to and search his name. >> and we're live now at the national press club here in washington. today's luncheon speaker is defense secretary leon panetta on your screen. he's here to talk about the future of the u.s. military. it's just getting underway. >> secretary pa panetta said afterwards. [laughter] yet in an interview with "esquire," he said if he invited kim jong un over for dinner, he'd cook him some noki, serve him a glass of wine and try to understand how the guy thinks. clearly, the piano-playing, dog-loving secretary of defense is a complex man. his list of accomplishments over 74 years spans two branches of government, education and even a little bit of farm labor on his california ranch. before taking office as the 23rd secretary of defense on july 4, 2011, secretary panetta served more than two years as cia director. after three years as chief of staff to president clinton, secretary panetta and his wife, sylvia, co-directed the leon and sylvia panetta center
Dec 6, 2012 6:00am EST
minutes of this in a c-span video library. go to going live to the pentagon as the commander just military operations in the pacific, admiral samuel locklear will be speaking with reporters this morning. [inaudible] >> good morning, and aloha. i'm glad to be here to talk to you today about the pacific command, where we are today and we see ourselves heading into future. since the last time i was here we have continued to move forward on our rebalancing initiative efforts as directed by president obama. as you all know, the rebalanced draws on the strengths of the entire u.s. government, including policy, diplomacy, trade, and, of course, security. and that's the area i work in. for me, the rebalanced has been and continues to be about strengthening relationships, adjusting our military posture and presence, deploy new concepts, capabilities and capacities to ensure that we continue to effectively and efficiently
Dec 20, 2012 6:00am EST
that live on c-span to. mr. burns will go to the other side of the capital of the afternoon to testify before the house foreign affairs committee about the report. that is live on c-span3 at 1:00 eastern. >> our first experience was to come and a different way than every other family up here. probably would never happen again in history. after dad was sworn in, we went and took a picture of the family behind a wall office desk. that night we did not get to move into the office -- white house because they left their daughter and son in law to pack all of their clothes and belongings. it literally took seven or eight days. we had to go back to the little house in alexandria, virginia. the neighborhood was surrounded by secret service. i will never forget, that night mom is cooking dinner. literally we're sitting around the dinner table and mama's cooking dinner, and she said something is wrong. [laughter] she said you just became president of the united states, and i am still cooking. >> steve forbes, and gen and barbara bush on growing up in the white house, sunday evening at 7:30 easte
Dec 27, 2012 7:00am EST
in and probably be in session for a short time and then go out. you could keep updated on our web site at another four day weekend on "booktv" and "american history tv" starting saturday running all the way till tuesday. "booktv" is on c-span2. four-day weekends there. you can tune in and find those schedules on our web site as well. thanks for being with us. enjoy your holiday weekend. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2012] >> both the house and senate to gavel in today. the senate starting its they momentarily for work on two bills, to extend provisions of the foren
Dec 19, 2012 1:00am EST
by going to >> next, a news conference with the brady campaign to reduce gun violence following the connecticut shootings. you will hear from people who had family members killed in gun violence. >> good morning. thank you for being here. i would like to thank the brady campaign for asking me to host this conference. thank you for those under extraordinary courage. gun violence has inflicted pain in in every corner of this country and ending lives too far too soon and leaving families scarred. at sandy hook elementary in newton, and shook all of us to the court. no parent should ever have to deal at the anguish and sorrow that families in newtown are dealing with today. one of the most difficult responses i have had in that office was to meet with mothers and fathers who were victimized by gun violence. nothing could match the pain they felt through their loss. the recent tragedy is unfortunately only the most recent of a long series of mass killings involving guns. this is especially horrific because it included the slaughter of children. in the weeks ahead,
Dec 6, 2012 9:00am EST
at a website. go to the u.s. senate coming into session. the house recessed until next week. senators continued debate today on normalizing trade relations with russia. a vote expected shortly after noon today. and not to live coverage of the u.s. senate here on c-span2. the chaplain, dr. barry black, will lead the senate in prayer. the chaplain: let us pray. god of wonder, beyond all majesty, you alone are worthy of our praise. stay with us, bringing your grace and gladness to brighten our lives. lord, remove our sins from us and cleanse us with your spirit, emancipating us from fears about what tomorrow may hold. continue to direct the steps of our lawmakers, keeping them from eleventh-hour decisions that bring unintended negative consequences. remind them that the cost of indecision may be much higher than they anticipate. purple them of the things that increase discord, that in unity they may serve you with fanalfulness. we pray in your sacred name. amen. the presiding officer: please join me in reciting the pledge of allegiance to the flag. i pledge allegiance to the fl
Dec 3, 2012 5:00pm EST
is a staff writer for the hill. thank you. >> thank you. >> and you can go to our website to read the letter that the president wrote to house rubble can survey. it was signed by house speaker john vader, majority leader eric cantor, and four others. a group of retired military officers and business leaders recently released a report outlining ways to decrease u.s. dependence on oil. the group today posted eighth discussion on oil independence. among the speakers, the senior -- the ceo of a and fedex, a white house adviser, and senators. >> a good morning, everyone. i especially want to thank members of the security council. they have been a distinguished group of members since 2006. i also want to give a special thanks to -- >> i want to give a special thanks to the staff at securing america's future energy. we stand on the shoulders and the time it takes to get these reports. the policy staff, james, leslie, the staff that puts these together, our political staff and the rest of the team at safe. we're seeing more production than we have ever seen before. the most production in
Dec 10, 2012 8:00pm EST
.com, or, and you do it at exactly the same time, we very well may not see the exact same advertisement. if you go to i guarantee you we will not see the same. so when you think about, where is tv going? back to our first point. software, i.p., metta data. the line between tv distribution and internet distribution becomes a lot fuzzier, what you're able to do in the internet model you certainly will be able to do -- even if the cable model is proprietary or private to some degree, the basic mechanisms will still be there. we could know if it doesn't creep you out, what you're watching at the moment, who is doing the watching. xbox has an application out that they're experimenting with which, when you walk into the room, the kinect system knows it's you and not your son. that's fascinating, but the minute you can do that, if my son is watching tv, you could change what he sees. it's a simple step. so i do think you'll get there. the question is, in the dialogue between producers and consumers, where is the comfort level? that's more important. >> host: sounds leak y
Dec 1, 2012 7:00am EST
for democrats. go ahead. caller: i would like to thank you for c-span. i think it is a great network and a great program. i just do not believe what brad has been saying about congress in general. there are too many stories that come out of washington, d.c., about corruption. once the election is over with, if there is money left, there are legal ways to get at that money. it could be $800,000, $1 million, whatever is left over. that is all i would like to say. guest: richard, i certainly understand why you feel that way. i want to touch on what you said at the beginning of your comment, that there are too many stories coming out of washington, and you are absolutely right. the public view is not positive, and i would add that hollywood does not do a good job of portraying washington, with the example -- with the exception of "west wing," which i think got it right. but media often does not cover congress. it covers leadership very well and committee chairman very well, but it does not cover the 95%, the rest of congress, and that is part of the reason why citizens usually vote that they have a
Dec 6, 2012 7:00am EST
. host: is that it? caller: please, please, is there some way we can make texas c- span? they will not go on tv for people who are on satellite. we are bleeding republicans in this state with these voting machines. texas used to be such a good state to be from. host: what do you mean, make texas c-span? caller: i would like to see a c- span texas. i bet there are a lot of people and a lot of states that would like to see that. host: your earlier comments, can we use those for a commercial? thank you for calling in this morning. here is more facebook comments on our question this morning. keenan says -- john says -- sal says -- and ruben says -- don from book raton, hi, don. caller: how're you doing this morning? i know what her husband has done in this country. one other thing i would like c- span to do. i would like you to do a show about medicaid and social security and allies being told about it. they do not add to the debt. it is paid for by your income. they have been telling these lies for years. go back to the 1960's. if corporations do not want to match, whatever you pay into your
Dec 14, 2012 7:00am EST
is not aware of what is going on. i watched c-span all of the time. i watch was coming out of the administration's mouth. i am aware and i know what is going on. i think we are in a very scary time. host: thank you for the call from ohio on the republican line. "the washington examiner"has more on when this is going next. he is best liked among the two senate members including john mccain who also was a party nominee and also lost in his bid for the white house. carol is joining us from ohio. caller: i have to disagree with the lady from ohio. they have the vilified in this poor lady. it is all political. it is all part of the republican "do not let the president have any kind of good things happen." they will stop everything. i have voted republican in my history of voting. i do not think i will ever vote again until they go back to where i was a in the 1960's and 1950's. i cannot fathom why the republican party has changed so much. i know it is the tea party and newt gingrich. they have made the republican party a nonstarter for a lot of us who were moderates. i do not th
Dec 1, 2012 10:15am EST
to write on campus. c-span has asked if you do have questions though please go to the microphone. >> we are fighting back there. i wanted to ask you about. they are in forcing them, it almost appears there is a noble thing to do to take a song and say from the do-gooder's constantly so i'm wondering if you have any specific advice for students or administrators trying to hold the high ground. >> the longer our homework is to listen to the speeches on the campus freedom network conference. jonathan welsh as one of the most thoughtful proponents of the freedom of speech as a leading force and one of the points that he makes and i make is in a democracy you don't need freedom of speech to protect popular mainstream points of view. democracy does that. you need a freedom of speech to protect minority points of view. it's always been about protecting the oddball never apologize for that. and they argue certain students are too weak to live with freedom. then there's also for me i made a point of not using this technology as a word in this book because i wanted to make sure that would be read
Dec 10, 2012 10:00am EST
.d. laws and some of the long lines in georgia by voters. it will go on all day on c-span 3. the center for american progress is hosting this discussion on education, at innovation, and the economy. it should get started in just a moment. >> good morning. i and the president of the center for american progress. we are excited to host this event with harvard university and google. today's topic is innovation and education. we cannot get any better speakers for today's events. as washington is focused on the fiscal cliff and other issues are around the budget and long- term fiscal discipline, one may wonder why we're having an event on education. we are doing it because these issues are inextricably linked. insurers the united states is maintaining its edge in the global economy. america is role is central to that competitiveness. that has not just happened by happenstance. it has been the work led by the private sector but decisions that have been critical to that success. we look at the questions around the united states fiscal discipline. we wanted to make sure that we have some discus
Dec 30, 2012 2:00pm EST
gaveled out. we expect them back in about two hours. let's go to newbury port. caller: thank you for c-span. i do not understand where this $250,000 number comes from. i am 70 and have never been asked to make a sacrifice by any congress. it just seems to me that if the average income in most states -- to ask people making $125,000 or more, to ask them to contribute more, that seems to be a no- brainer. i do not see why people in this country are not ready to make a compromise. let's face it, we will either all have to pay slightly more taxes and accept the fact that our benefits are going to have to be lower than they really are -- i am in that bracket of $125,000 to $250,000. i am very comfortable, i could contribute more to the deficit, i just want to make sure that that money goes to the deficit in reality. it seems to me that that number comes up and is a political situation and what congress is really saying is that i am going to pander to the 98% because if i go to 125%, i will upset more of the electorate. i was listening to david brooks this morning and his comments that the real d
Dec 28, 2012 8:00pm EST
are, you old coot. >> go ahead intel c-span whatever you would like. >> these are pals of mine. >> how are you? >> your book will give special attention. >> we have already bought it, but i told them that i wanted you to write something. [inaudible conversations] >> we ought to have a pilot looks. i can do it tomorrow some time. stack them all. buffalo bills great-granddaughter. >> we wanted to find out where the book was. >> linda, my god. you old rascal. how good of you to come. >> i really asked your wife to sign the book as i set out that she did most of it. >> tomorrow between all of my -- i did not write it. i'm not the author. >> i forgot about that. it's not why you. >> i did not write it. anyway, anyway i want to add special notes to this. >> does that mean we will never get it back? >> you will get it back. is that my hairpiece? [laughter] >> the one you lost 45 years ago. >> anyway, he doesn't go to any of them. i love the guy. >> he wouldn't come except for you. a lot of us would not come out in this rain. >> i will even hide the book. [inaudible conversations] [laughter] >
Dec 30, 2012 10:30am EST
be through a carbon tax is somethi. you can go to the c-span fiscal cliff website to get all the latest information, you should be checking back over the next 48 hours. guest: a deadline this afternoon. senator reid has said he will bring a bill to the floor that is what the president has asked for. i would not call it a plan b but it is clearly a fallback. bring ae're going to bill to the floor. it is an increase of taxes. eliminate single the amt or 2012 and extending unemployment. it would be those three elements. he would be st. negotiate with me and we can get something better. i would expect this to be filibustered. it plays right into what the white house might want. host: what incentive is there for john boehner to bring the bill up in the house of? guest: that is a good question. he said we might amend it. with these few hours before the start of the cliffs, paying a bill back and forth would most certainly mean we're going off. caller: i have a couple of comments. i think members of congress and the senate need to know that we are at their employers.
Dec 31, 2012 7:00am EST
manassas, a virginia. caller: good morning. thank you for c-span. we voters know this country has a lot of issues going forward. if they can take a bite out of these difficult issues one at a time, how will they make sure this country is put on a better footing? this is item number one in a list of hundredsd. -- in a list of hundreds. they are not willing to raise any taxes. just rolling back some of the bush-era tax cuts. when you're having issues, you have to make tough choices. host: thank you for the call. the damage may be done. some of the comments yesterday. [video clip] >> we remain hopeful that there will be a breakthrough. what happened between the leaders in the senate had broken down because there was not a counter offer to the republic proposal that was made last night. host: this is the headline from "the washington post." mitch mcconnell and joe biden in talks. we will move to the jump page on some of the sticking points in this. democrats oppose it to let the tax cuts expire on incomes over $450,000 a year. host: that from inside "the washington post." ed is on the phone
Dec 7, 2012 7:00am PST
of the more interesting moments, perry. what is the average american sitting become and watching c-span going to think of that? >> i think they are confused about what is going on. mitch mcconnell was trying to show that there's a divide among the democrats about how they raise the debt ceiling. there are 51 democrats for getting rid of congressional authority on the debt ceiling as well. they have been pretty unified. every democrat in the senate and the house is for about $1 tr$1 trillion in tax increase while the president has some divided on tax increases, some aren't, it's been challenging because democrats in the senate and the house are with him right now. >> does it tell us anything about where this whole debt ceiling is or whether it could be another nasty fight? >> we're headed to another nasty fight. no party would give a president of the opposite party control over the debt ceiling. congress doesn't like to concede its power anyway and that's why there's no way the president is going to get what he wants, i predict, on the debt ceiling which means next we're we're going to have a
Dec 5, 2012 10:00am EST
with the public. if you go to our website,, we have a special website setaside, webpage, or tweet us your thoughts using the #fiscal cliff. go ahead, payton. caller: thank you. i'm one of the original owners and i live in one of the poorest areas of the country which is one of the most highly republican areas of the country. i always intended if the republicans -- host: we are losing you, there. caller: somebody else is speaking. what i want to tell you is this cost of living is shameful way to protect the rich. host: we'll leave it there, payton. guest: he's got -- i can't add much to that. you're right. the previous caller who had talked making $14,000, he and his wife, their total income was $14,000 year on sfments he's not throwing -- on social security. he's not throwing money around. you start limiting the cost of living, the increases to keep up with the cost of living expenses, higher gas, higher rent, higher medical care. then that makes it tough. the caller has a good point. host: what a democrats willing to compromise on? guest: number one, we
Dec 6, 2012 10:00am EST
and more at our special webpage cliff. now to the senate side of capitol hill for gos on the pending tax hikes and budget cuts. >> there's enough writing on the walls to fill quite a few pages about republicans deciding the right thing to do is protect the middle class. and we need to do it now. it's really important that this holiday season that the middle class is not going to be burdened with the thought that they may hit a $2,200 a year tax increase. there have been positive developments this week. we've had a list of republicans that have decided clearly that the best interest of the american people is to pass the bill we passed here last july, confirming the tax cut continues for the middle class. i think that the proposal we have from mitch mcconnel this morning is to avoid a debt ceiling battle that cost our economy billions of $s. he came up with the requested in the first place. enge that's good, to give the president authority to raise the debt. so i think if what we need to do is look at his proposal. i just got it from my staff. we're going to have some me
Dec 11, 2012 10:00am EST
, you can see it in its entirety on a website at the u.s. house will be meeting this afternoon to debate a motion to go into negotiations with the senate on defense department programs for the next year. we will have live coverage at 2:00 p.m. eastern here on c- span. the senate gaveled in this morning at 10:00. later, they will be debating whether or not to continue an fdic program. it was part of the banking crisis response. you can see that debate live on c-span to. the house coming in at noon eastern and we will have live coverage here on c-span. right now, a discussion on the fiscal cliff and domestic program cuts. host: we have been taking a look at different policy aspects of negotiations. before we get to that, sequestration -- if that happens, we're talking about automatic spending cuts for domestic spending. what is sequestration? guest: they used to talk about the vegematic which was a late night kitchen product that did the cutting for you. under the 2011 budget control act, congress was supposed to have a super committee that would determine about $1
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Dec 3, 2012 11:00am EST
norquist saying the president should go into a room with c-span cameras present. connell: neil cavuto joins us now. what do you think of this idea of putting it on television? neil: i do not think it is a good idea. this would really heighten it a little more. i think grover's point about how they should be held accountable and everyone should see how they come to these decisions, you kind of know how they come to these decisions. i do not think cameras and the whole process would improve anything. you would almost hope behind closed doors they are actually making progress. lori: it must just be a presidential style debate between speaker boehner and president obama. [talking over each other] there is no moderator to follow up. neil: there is probably something to be said to that. having said that, i do not see anything new coming up here. i do worry about a process of creative ways to raise taxes, not as many ways to rein in spending. i do worry about that. it is the same type of language. connell: i guess you could walk away or you could counter with some sort of an offer. neil: the notio
Dec 27, 2012 8:00pm EST
is separate the real story from advertising. thank you. [applause] we're going to have a q&a. the c-span person is going to walk around. do not start talking until he gets there. if you want to be on c-span -- you raise your hand. would anybody like to ask me a question or talk about something? oh. com, come on. does anybody want to say something? still ahead. go ahead. >> i guess maybe it is common knowledge that when rupert murdoch purchased the "wall street journal" he was very much trying to take away circulation on "the times" -- he introduced the greater new york section. you have any idea if he has been successful? >> i think he has been moderately successful. i think murdoch has a great deal of financial resources, and he is pouring them in. i do not think he has in any way yet met the goal of being a national newspaper on the level of "the times." he clearly had some setbacks in england to his stature, which has somewhat undermined this. he is also over the years move more into cultural criticism. i think he has made that effort, and maybe more is forthcoming. he also has his pa
Dec 5, 2012 11:00pm EST
. it is absolutely critical the administration go forward with the c-span request. and the stand within the last 15 minutes there have been reports about requests, size, and condors. i know many of my colleagues were present today and agree with the region need to advance a supplemental. of a court hearing your suggestions regarding the specifics of the program it can be utilized to best meet the needs of your constituents. has sent two letters to the president related to many asian recovery efforts associated with hurricanes in the end of the disasters on going in this nation and there are quite a few a copy of each letter will be included in the official record. the first included a list of recovery tools that the gulf coast leaders found effective in the aftermath of hurricane katrina hundred. responding to katrina and three. you like to make some of those available to minorities. many of our existing laws simply do not meet the needs of communities impacted by catastrophic disasters. others present in this bureaucratic hurdles to be and we learned this lesson painfully after hurricanes katrina
Dec 17, 2012 10:00am EST
the entire breaking, -- briefing, go to our video library at some news on the fiscal cliff coming out of washington, the ap reports and the white house confirmed that house speaker john boehner is out a 1600
Dec 5, 2012 7:00am EST
. caller: i cannot believe i got through. the last time i spoke with c- span was 2003. give me about a minute and 30 seconds. host: go! caller: i think barack obama should keep doing what he is doing, hold his ground. i think it is cold hearted and evil that these rich people don't want to pay what needs to be paid to keep the country running. everybody in the capital -- what is the definition of entitlement? people in the capital get pensions and free health care for not even doing anything, and personal cars and things like that. so do they want to be a country unto themselves, a country of texas or a country of florida? host: running out of time. we only have about 30 minutes for open phones this morning. i will have to let you go. the hottest property to emerge from obama's victory over the running is not the much lauded campaign theme, is something far more valuable that is being guarded as jealously as the pentagon, obama's database of 16 million voters, volunteers, and owners. and wall street journal, gop immigration push grows. george w. bush in a speech yesterday argued immi
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